Motorcyclists who are injured as a result of another driver’s negligence can bring a personal injury claim just like an occupant of a passenger vehicle. There are, however, important differences between a motorcycle accident and a passenger car accident as it relates to personal injury cases in New York State.
Never leave the scene of a hit and run accident. Whenever a person is involved in a car accident the law requires that they remain at the scene of the accident to share information with the other driver including name, address and insurance carrier. This is true for all accidents, no matter how serious they are.
The US Department of Transportation reports that 90% of drivers use their seat belt when driving. Do you? If you don’t already use your seat belt you should start doing so immediately. It could save your life! If you're involved in an accident, it could also impact your personal injury case.
We have all seen the Amazon delivery trucks on the road. In 2020 Amazon delivered over 4 billion packages in the US. Sometimes these vehicles are involved in accidents. Often, these accidents will result in serious injuries.
Many people now rely on ride share services such as Lyft and Uber for their transportation needs. As these services have become more popular, we have seen an increase in the amount of accidents caused by the Lyft and Uber drivers. Special rules apply to these accidents.
If you’re injured in a car accident in the State of New York, you are entitled to something called No Fault insurance. This entitles you to some very important benefits. Chief among them are payment of your medical bills as well as lost wages if you miss time from work.
Whenever anybody asks me what they should do if they’re injured in an accident this is the advice I give. Call a lawyer! There are time limitations, special forms to be filled out, legal paperwork that needs to be filed, and countless other reasons why this is the most important thing to do.
Probably not. It’s a well-kept secret but it can really make a difference if you’re ever hurt in a car accident. Imagine that you’ve been injured in a car accident. It was the other driver’s fault. The injuries are serious. You miss time from work. Maybe you even need surgery.